| Depression scares people off. It makes me laugh that it has that kind of effect.
| We were signed to a label that wanted us to remain little girls who appealed to other little girls, who were cute and non-threatening.
| I really, really love music. I'm affected by it and uplifted by it, and made to laugh and cry, and almost fall in love with the person who has made me feel so brilliant and communicated so profoundly to me.
| Pop music allows you to be who you are without having to wear a social uniform or to conform, which some people find impossible to do.
| When do you know you're insane? And when do you known you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two. It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
| I just can't seem to write songs about peace and love. Yeah right, how do you get that?
| I never belonged anywhere. I just felt like a creature from another planet.
| I'm a hopeless mother; a hopeless wife; I have to try harder. I'm just a pathetic case history, really.
| Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.
| It's tragic when people think feminism is a dirty word.
| They said I was a married mother of two but the record sounded like an indie album and they didn't know how to market it! This country is incredibly sexist, as is the music and media industry.
| I'm still grappling with all the things most people resolve by the time they're 35. Maybe that's why I make music that is relevant to young people. I'm emotionally stuck at the age of 13.
| I'm quite repulsed by the diva type.
| Life is a process of working out what's not working for you and disentangling yourself from it and trying then not walk into the same thing again. Watching your patterns and correcting them if you can.
| I come from the home-grown punk ethic, where it doesn't matter if you can't play a note, it's how you communicate.
| This is what I am. I have periods of enormous self-destructive depression, where I go completely off my trolley and lose all sight of reality and reason.
| I've seen many of my contemporaries become superstars, and the way fame and fortune starts to really affect the way they treat other people, and I think it's ugly.
| I'm a crap guitarist and I find it really hard writing on my own.
| Fashion goes round in circles.
| No stranger ever comes up and talks to me. I'm the invisible woman.